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Ravi Salgia, M.D., Ph.D.

May 25, 2012

Dr. Ravi Salgia of The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center is a 2003 V Foundation Designated Scholar who recently worked with other researchers and doctors at Chicago to publish a 2012 study on a new type of radiation therapy that might control the growth and spread of non-small cell lung cancer that has not spread widely.

Salgia and his co-investigators found hypofractionated image-guided radiation therapy can contain individual tumors and might lead to the improvement of long-term progression-free survival rates in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. For the study, image-guided radiation therapy was administered in several large doses over a two to three week time period.